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rik maclean

pingthings is a new net.label, and If you're here it's probably because you enjoy music in the ambient/electronic/darkwave/chill genres as much as we do. To date we have twenty releases, ranging from melodic ambience from dreamSTATE and Spatial Correlation through aural landscapes from Nunc Stans to quirky abstract pop from Building Castles out of Matchsticks, just to name a few. Check out what we do, let us know what you think of it, and if you like it, feel free to tell your friends! Cheers, rik ping things http://www.pingthings.blogspot.com
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by Lorne David Thomson
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ping things is very pleased to welcome back Lorne David Thomson for his third ping things net release "Tenkan". Featuring eight new instrumental pieces, "Tenkan" continues the musical journey begun in Thomson's earlier releases for ping things, "Swimming Alone" and "Quadra Station". Pulsing synths pair with organic melodies and hypnotizing rhythms, minimal tones drift and float through the soundfield, and long sweeping pads arch and bend to add to the...
Topics: Lorne David Thomson, Tenkan, ping things
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by dreamSTATE
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I am very pleased to announce the latest net release title from ping things is "a decade dreaming" by dreamSTATE. Released to coincide with the tenth anniversary of THE AMBiENT PiNG, "a decade dreaming" features a selection of live performances by dreamSTATE spanning ten years of concerts at THE AMBiENT PiNG, celebrating both the music and the PiNG community of the last decade. With guest performances by Eric Hopper of Sylken, Alan Bloor of Pholde/Knurl, Jim Field of...
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Topics: ping things, dreamSTATE, Knurl, Pholde, Sylken, Spacenoiz, James Johnson, Wally Jericho, cheryl o
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by Subduction Current
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A stunning new release from Subduction Current, "iNTHiSHOUSE" is a sensual and beautiful journey through aural environments and rhythmic spaces. Catherine Tammaro of Subduction Current has crafted a series of songs that envelop the listener in a chilled alternate reality where sounds shimmer and twinkle like stars.
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Topics: Subduction Current, iNTHiSHOUSE, ping things
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by Robert Carty
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ping things is very pleased to announce the release of Robert Carty's latest, "Ecoroots". Featuring six brand new pieces, "Ecoroots" finds Carty at his very best, an inspired blend of electronics and organic elements that masterfully blends in a deep and emotional way that resonates with the listener. A truly wonderful release from a truly wonderful talent that ping things is thrilled to be able to work with! "Ecoroots" by Robert Carty is available for free...
Topics: Robert Carty, ping things, Ecoroots
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by Lorne David Thomson
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"Swimming Alone" by Lorne David Thomson is the November release from the ping things net label. Offering eleven songs in a variety of sounds and styles, "Swimming Alone" features rich soundscapes, deep melodic electronica, vintage synth tracks and more, all showcasing the extensive talents of Lorne David Thomson. "Swimming Alone" is an engaging and inspired collection of music available exclusively from ping things! "Swimming Alone" is available for free...
Topics: Lorne David Thomson, ping things
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by Nunc Stans
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Many of you will be familiar with the work of Nunc Stans as one of the many projects from the brilliant and talented Anthony Paul Kerby, and will no doubt share in my excitement over this latest collection of tracks. "Land" is a stunning work that captures the sound of Nunc Stans at a turning point where drone-based sensibilities blend seamlessly with melodic work to create a stunning sonic environment for the listener to explore. Influenced by the stark beauty of Northern Canada,...
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Topics: Nunc Stans, Land, ping things
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by Spatial Correlation
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ping things is proud to present the very first release from the ping things net label! "Les Landes" by Spatial Correlation is a beautiful collection of minimal dreampop from one of my very favorite artists. On "Les Landes", Ryan Hagerman of Spatial Correlation creates pieces of great beauty and wonder where tones float together seemlessly and silence is just as important as the notes it surrounds. From the opening track "scene" with its sparse introduction and...
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Topics: ping things, Spatial Correlation, Les Landes
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by Resonant Drift
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I'm very pleased to announce that ping things net release 18 comes from Resonant Drift. "Live on Alien Air Music" is a long form piece taken from a recent live performance that features Bill Olien and Gary Johnson of Resonant Drift (with contributions from Mathias Grassow) creating a dense and beautiful soundscape filled with mystery and dark wonder. Running a gamut of moods and feelings, "Live on Alien Air Music" is a fabulous release that I'm thrilled to be able to share...
Topics: Mathias Grassow, ping things, Resonant Drift
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by Akumu
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ping things is thrilled to release the latest from Deane Hughes' project Akumu. "Transmissions" is a series of short, abstract pieces that delve into Akumu's interest in messages hidden within messages, of sounds between sounds, of communications that are slightly beyond our perception... beyond our reach. In our daily lives, we are exposed to a constant stream of noise, static, interference - all of which we filter out and ignore. But what if there is more there than we are aware of?...
Topics: Akumu, ping things
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by Building Castles out of Matchsticks
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ping things is thrilled to present "October Sky" by Building Castles Out of Matchsticks. "October Sky" is a collection of mostly improvised works by Anne Sulikowski using guitar, pedals, voice, laptop and synthesizers to create two pieces that are a collage of sounds, and are meant to be heard as one continuous piece. The second segment "Sky" contains a cover of Corey Hart's song "Water From the Moon" from the album "The Boy in the Box". Anne...
Topics: ping things, Building Castles out of Matchsticks
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by Lorde Awesome, Cymbl, and James Thomson
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ping things is pleased to release "Smoke in a High Room", a collaboration between Lorde Awesome, Cymbl, and James Thomson. Featuring six tracks of organic pre-apocalypse mutant jazz, "Smoke in a High Room" is a strong collection of improvisational work from four very tight musicians. "Smoke in a High Room" is available for free download as a 133Mb Zip file containing the full release in 320kbps mp3 format along with artwork suitable for printing. The music on this...
Topics: Cymbl, James Thomson, James Thomson, ping things
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by Lorne David Thomson
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ping things is very pleased to release our good friend Lorne David Thomson's "Ghost House". Those of you who have been following us for a while will no doubt be familiar with Lorne's previous releases, and I have faith that you'll enjoy this latest offering just as much as I do. "Ghost House" continues Lorne's musical journey using a wide variety of gear and sounds, always displaying a sonic awareness paired with the sense of wonder and playfulness that runs through all of...
Topics: Lorne David Thomson, ping things
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by spatial correlation
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So another year has come and gone, and here at ping things we're very pleased to have been able to share some really wonderful music with you over the last twelve months. Let's all raise a glass in honour of the fabulous artists who released music through ping things in 2009! To close out the year, we've put together a little holiday treat for you from spatial correlation. "singular" is a compilation of tracks from a bunch of Ryan Hagerman's releases performing as both spatial...
Topics: spatial correlation, ping things
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by Andrew Duke
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"Aqua" by Andrew Duke is a long form abstract electronic piece exploring themes of loss and ritual. Fluid and emotive, "Aqua" is another fine work from one of Canada's premier electronic artists which ping things is very pleased to present! "Aqua" by Andrew Duke is available for free download as a 40Mb Zip file containing the full release in high quality 256kbps mp3 format along with front cover and tray card art suitable for printing in .jpg format. The music on...
Topics: Andrew Duke, Aqua, ping things
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by URM
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ping things is pleased to announce the release of "Stratification" by URM, the latest solo release from Jamie Todd (also of dreamSTATE, SADU and NOiNO). On "Stratification", Jamie unleashes a sonic suite of sequences and soundscapes, six songs strung together in a continuous hour long audio journey. With an influx of new audio toys (lots of new synths, efx and sequencers) in the URM arsenal, "Stratification" is a tasty mix of sequencer driven Berlin School...
Topics: ping things, Jamie Todd, URM, dreamSTATE
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by Sensitive Chaos
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The latest release from ping things comes from Jim Combs of Sensitive Chaos. "Meditation Modulation Manipulation" is a long form dark ambient drone piece where the passing of time is measured in subtle nuance and minute change. An impressive departure in form from other Sensitive Chaos work, "Meditation Modulation Manipulation" shows an artist expanding his horizons by immersing himself in a different musical environment than he is normally accustomed to, applying new ideals...
Topics: ping things, Sensitive Chaos
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by Pholde
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ping things is pleased to announce that our latest net release featuring music by one of the most respected artists in the ambient/abstract musical genres is now available for free download. "Of Uncertain Aspect" by Pholde features music taken from a live performance at Toronto's AMBiENT PiNG event that captures the unique sound stylings of Alan Bloor at his best. Using found metal objects that are bowed, stroked and struck percussively, Bloor creates a fascinating and inspiring aural...
Topics: ping things, Pholde, Alan Bloor
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by Ben John Robertson
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ping things is very pleased to release Ben John Robertson's latest EP "Its What Was in the Sky That Day". By turns delicate and uneasy, Robertson's work blends abstract feedback and noise with unfiltered and raw emotion to create an engaging and powerful listening experience that stays with you long after the last tones have faded. "Its What Was in the Sky That Day" is available for free download as an 84Mb Zip file containing the full release in mp3 format along with...
Topics: Ben John Robertson, ping things
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by Lorne David Thomson
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Our latest release comes from Lorne David Thomson, who many of you will remember from 2009's "Swimming Alone" ping things net release. His latest, "Quadra Station" is a collection of songs that presents a hopeful and optimistic view of the stars, a retro journey that takes us back to a time where wonder and excitement about space travel abounds. Incorporating actual samples from the NASA archives, "Quadra Station" is a fabulous release, from the thick analog sounds...
Topics: ping things, Lorne David Thomson
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by Remora
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"Ensoulment" by Remora is the latest release from Silber Media founder Brian John Mitchell. Brian has been experimenting with guitar atmospherics since 1995. "Ensoulment" marks a return to long form ambient guitar drones that have been absent from Remora's recorded output since 1999's Ambient Drones for One Guitar. It was recorded with one guitar (no overdubbing) split into three effect channels (loop and envelope filter; distortion, loop, and reverb; distortion, sub-octave,...
Topics: Remora, Ensoulment, ping things
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by Reinholt56
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For our last release of 2011, ping things is very pleased to present the latest from Reinholt56, "The Zen of Zero". Featuring three instrumental pieces that slowly and subtly shift moods as the album progresses, "The Zen of Zero" is a quietly meditative release that we're happy to share with you. "The Zen of Zero" is available for free download as a 125Mb Zip file containing the full release in mp3 format along with artwork suitable for printing. The music on this...
Topics: Reinholt56, ping things
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by Love Puppets
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A collaborative project from Anne Sulikowski of Building Castles out of Matchsticks and Matt David of -243, Love Puppets have released River Heart, a collection of five abstract tracks that assimilate thick drones, pulsing tones, beautiful melody and robotic dreams all into one space for central processing. Pop tunes for computer minds, love songs for androids, beautiful binary musings for robots, this is music for cyborg generations. Get ahead of the evolutionary curve and download it now,...
Topics: Love Puppets, Building Castles out of Matchsticks, -243, ping things
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by ainm
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For our latest release, ping things is pleased to present "Driftwood" by ainm. Crossing over into a variety of genres and styles, "Driftwood" blends electronic and acoustic ideals masterfully, presenting an engaging collection of songs that are retro nouveau, abstractly accessible, and familiarly unique. "Driftwood" is available for free download as an 51Mb Zip file containing the full release in mp3 format along with artwork suitable for printing. The music on...
Topics: ainm, ping things
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by Panoramaroid
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I'm very pleased to announce the latest release from the ping things net label. "Music for Travellers #2" is a brand new collection of music from the very talented Matthew Poulakakis performing as Panoramaroid. Listeners already acquainted with Matthew's work as Automatic Fats and Salvagesound will hear a number of musical reference points, with Panoramaroid drawing style tips from both of those projects to create aural landscapes with bass-driven grooves, a travelogue of sounds that...
Topics: ping things, Panoramaroid
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by Reinholt56
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ping things is very pleased to announce the latest addition to our net release catalog. "Mechanism of the Soul" by Reinholt56 is an impressive collection of instrumental ambient works that capture the wonder and mystery of the cosmos. "Mechanism of the Soul" is available for free download as an 112Mb Zip file containing the full 10 track release in high quality 256kbps mp3 format along with artwork and notes suitable for printing. The music on this release is copyright...
Topics: Reinholt56, ping things
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by Lorne David Thomson
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Following fast on the heels of this spring's "Tenkan" album, ping things is thrilled to announce Lorne David Thomson's fourth release with us. "The Warm Portrait" continues the study of organic textures and melodic ambience that runs through Lorne's earlier releases for ping things, beautiful and delicate electronica that appeals both mentally and emotionally. "The Warm Portrait" is available for free download as a 115Mb Zip file containing the full release in mp3...
Topics: Lorne David Thomson, ping things, The Warm Portrait
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by mara's torment
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I'm happy to inform you that a new release by mara's torment is the latest release from the ping things net label. "fluctuations" is a four track collection of music, exploring and expanding upon work from previous live performances resulting in new textures, new sounds, and new environments. "fluctuations" is available for free download as an 65Mb Zip file containing the full release in high quality 256kbps mp3 format along with artwork suitable for printing. The music on...
Topics: ping things, mara's torment
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by Spatial Correlation
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Spatial Correlation returns to ping things with a new release entitled "Love and the Fear of Poverty" which is now available for free download. Ranging from lo-fi bedsit experiments to lush orchestral ambience, "Love and the Fear of Poverty" captures Ryan Hagerman at his best, creating the melodic chilled ambience that has made him so well loved by his fans. "Love and the Fear of Poverty" is available for free download as an 81Mb Zip file containing the full...
Topics: Spatial Correlation, ping things
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by Ortiz
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"Where did we come from defcon?" is an inspired collection of tracks that cover a wide range of sounds and styles. Blending familiar melodic elements with loops and processed sounds, Laurier Brown of Ortiz has crafted a fascinating and exciting set of tracks that pays homage to existing styles while simultaneously staking new ground in the electronic genre. From the chilled opening of "Comfort Setting", through the haunted looped phrases and patterns of "A Hungry Ghost...
Topics: Ortiz, ping things, Where Did We Come From Defcon?
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by mara's torment
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ping things is proud to present "tactile" by mara's torment. Released as a single long form piece in four movements, "tactile" continues the studies in environment and isolation that have always been at the heart of the work of mara's torment. Crossing a wide range of emotional terrain, "tactile" is the latest net release from ping things. "tactile" by mara's torment is available for free download as a 68.5 Mb Zip file containing the full release in high...
Topics: ping things, mara's torment
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by Panoramaroid
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One of my favorite things about releasing music through the ping things net-label is the opportunity to share new work from all of my talented friends. As a result of those friendships I've been very lucky to put out some great albums by some really impressive talents over the years, and I'm pleased to do that again with our latest release "Three (Sixty)" by Panoramaroid, a beat oriented project from Matthew Poulakakis. Some of you may remember Panoramaroid's "Music for...
Topics: ping things, Panoramaroid
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by SEVA
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ping things is pleased to announce the release of "Live at The Ambient Ping" by SEVA. Recorded at the Ping in December 2012, the latest net release from ping things features a truly inspired improvised live set from Eric Hopper, Beau Lukes and Michael Holcer. Drifting through a wide range of sounds and styles "Live at The Ambient Ping" finds the trio in excellent form, an organic and fluid musical unit that drifts seamlessly through a beautiful dreaming soundscape....
Topics: ping things, SEVA, Live at The Ambient Ping
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by Lorne David Thomson
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ping things is very pleased to present "Persona Non Grata", the latest release by Lorne David Thomson. Long time listeners will surely remember Lorne's earlier releases through ping things, and I say without hesitation that this new album may be the best he's ever done! "Persona Non Grata" finds Thomson taking a delicate approach towards the ambient ideal, a mesmerizing album filled with languid movement and drifting passages. "Persona Non Grata" is really...
Topics: ping things, Lorne David Thomson